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Recent world events, from the COVID-19 pandemic to environmental disasters, demonstrate the staggering cost of poor personal health. Today, more than ever, wellness leaders need to embrace strategies that build robust health and immunity–and workplaces are at the center of this urgent shift. In this session, we share perspectives and strategies to create workplaces that nurture long-term health through highly productive wellness cultures.
I got to sit down with Kelli Watson for an episode of her podcast, “It Just Takes One,” to discuss my new book, “The Affinity Principle.” Our conversation takes us from growing up in Australia along my journey to becoming a mindful business coach in the United States. Along the way, I share my formula for helping businesses succeed.
The business environment is roiling; stress is at an all-time high; and yet some leaders seem to swim those troubled waters with equanimity and ease. After 35 plus years as a leader and senior executive in the healthcare, fitness, and wellness industries, I have learned one indisputable truth: one size does not fit all when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and self-care. What works for one person may not work for another. This is not another exercise more and eat less lecture. It is a simple set of lifestyle options for leaders that can enhance the quality of your life, your leadership, and positively impact those around you.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Become about mindfulness. We discuss a range of topics including putting people first, stresses of working remotely, the importance of being present in the moment, and more. We also delve into how mindfulness has become even more important during the COVID-19 crisis and how it can help business owners make it through successfully.
The consummate leader needs to be both a diplomat and a truth-teller, and those things don’t always line up perfectly.
It is the role of the leader to guide their company and often, that involves smoothing the waters and sometimes delivering bad news.
The skills of the diplomat are those of sensitivity toward the stakeholders and finding a navigable path when things get bent out of shape. The diplomat needs to balance often disparate needs to find a resolution.
According to Business Insider, unemployment filings hit 55 million over the past 20 weeks.
Layoffs, furloughs, freezes on hiring and downsizing are all reaching epidemic proportions. Usually, downsizing and consolidations are associated with declining financial performance for the companies going through these transitions, but not necessarily.
Here are some basic strategies and checklists to follow as you plan to re-open and/or re-imagine your business in the new COVID-19 reality. Download your list!
In a recent study by Stanford’s Center for Leadership Development and Research, nearly 100% of CEO’s surveyed said they enjoy the process of receiving coaching and leadership advice. Yet only one-third of those same leaders receive any formal coaching.
Of those CEO’s receiving coaching, 78% said it was their own idea to embark on the coaching journey. 21% said the catalyst came from the Board.
When asked what the key areas they were most seeking improvement in were, the cohort suggested the following:
A study by the National Center for Health Statistics found that having a positive belief in your ability to control your health outcomes and taking proactive steps to reduce the impact of stress, is far more likely to lead to better health outcomes.
In this study, those respondents that reported a lot of stress, AND perceived that stress had a major impact on their health had a 43% increased risk of premature death. Whereas, those respondents that reported a lot of stress, BUT perceived that stress did not have a major impact on their health had similar premature death rates to those reporting low stress levels.
Every one of our clients has one thing in common: they’re all in un-chartered waters.
As we work through the many intricacies and conundrums created by the COVID-19 crisis, we are beginning to see a glimmer of light at the end of this very dark tunnel.
Our strategy sessions are shifting from crisis management to re-imagining what the future may look like for businesses as restrictions ease, but many unknowns remain.
Many of us are working from home for the first time and it’s amazing the distractions that occur throughout the day. Everything from those chores that nag at us through to kids needing help with their online studies. It can often feel like you’re trying to get a lot of things done and none of them seem to get completed as efficiently as you’d like. As we’ve personally watched our kids tackle online school, it’s been fascinating to witness the same thing happening with them.
Obviously, a key area to focus your attention on is taking care of your existing customers. But many of your customers are simply trying to sustain their viability in these trying times. In many cases that translates to taking care of their team members and customers, and they may not have the bandwidth to deal with much else.
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The Affinity Principle™ by Grant Gamble presents a formula for business success through a people-centric, mindful leadership approach.